A LARGE police presence was seen in Rainford this afternoon after reporting that a man had been shot dead. in leg.
The man was reportedly shot dead by another man outside at the Golden Lion Pub today around 4:20 pm (Sunday 31 July).
armed police and air An ambulance is reported to have arrived at the scene. on church road, with police cordon off in area to deal with with Incident.
Emergency services arrived and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. for his injuries, which at this stage are not considered life-threatening.
An investigation has been launched, including video surveillance, a forensic medical examination and questioning of witnesses.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with Any information are asked to contact the police.
Chief Inspector Phil Cowin said: “We in very early stages of our investigation and are working tirelessly to establish full circumstances of shooting at the Golden Lion pub this afternoon, which left the man is injured.
“We believe it was deliberate attack and there is no wider threat to community in Rainford after this incident.
“However, we know who witnessed the shooting in the pub in in broad daylight would be incredibly shocking. I want calm down people what detectives work round-clock to find a person responsible and bring them to justice.
“Such shots in Rainford, fortunately remain rarity and quantity of executions on Merseyside is at its lowest point for 21 years old However, one reckless incident like it one too much and I would turn to anyone with Any information come forward as soon as possible.
“If you was in Rainford area around 4:00 pm this afternoon and witnessed something or anyone suspicious, then please allow us know. Likewise, if you have been driving down Church Road and have dashcam footage, please review this and say us if you see anything.
“At this early stage of our investigation, all information you think may be vital to our investigation. Do you speak to our officers at the scene or get in touch anonymously via Crimestoppers, please contact us as well as help us keep our communities safe.
“There is no place for weapons and the fear and harm they bring on streets of Merseyside, and we’ll do our best. power to ensure a person responsible appears before the court.”
If you have witnessed this incident or information please email @MerPolCC, message “Merseyside Police Contact Center” on Facebook or call 101 with magazine 754 of Sunday 31 July.